19thC Jasper Armorial Pocket Wax Seal - Mary Queen of Scots - Cuninghame

Seal Detail

A fine and interesting jasper pocket seal, the integral handle of flat top form, the terminal engraved with the crest of a unicorn and motto, reading:


The crest and motto of the family Cuninghame of Ayshire, Scotland.  The tapering stem to a squared matrix,  engraved diagonally with arms and initials M.R, supposedly representing Mary, Queen of Scots and possibly relating the loyalty of the Cuninghame family to her cause.

Seal Specification

Height 43mm

Diameter of matrices  13mmx13mm and 11mm 

Weight 12g